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into the cpi, they don't boost the level of cpi. it's just a rate of change and the prices of things that are already out there. an interesting thing about the nature of new things that come in, new things, those who remember vcrs and dvd players, when they first came on the market they tend to be really expensive, and then they drop in price really fast. the cpi doesn't -- it does pick up the rapid drop in prices of stuff that comes up to be very expensive initially. new stuff is coming out all the time. and, of course, if your price index does not reflect anything about the real increase in incomes that generally happens for workers. okay, the second one which is number three, a modified version of price. back around the mid '90s, there was a change in the cpi w. that had been available for years and years. and is used for social security automatic cost-of-living adjustment, to reflect some other things to reflect some behavioral responses, behavioral practices that people have. there are 211 different categories of goods and services that build up all the cpi's. within each one of
believe that represents a positive and profound change in the way we approach sexual assault cases. the pilot program provides airmen to report that they are victims of sexual assault with an attorney to represent them. our special victims council program is unique among federal agencies in providing that level of support to victims of sexual assault. this pilot programs primary purpose is to give the very best care to our people. our special victims council operate independently of the prosecution's chain of command. they establish an attorney-client relationship with victims, and they represent on their client's behalf. thereby protecting victims privacy and immeasurably helping victims, not field we victimized by having to endure alone of what can be complex, exhausting, and often confusing criminal justice process. we are in early stages of this program, but we are extreme excited about what the future holds. in december, which render first cadre of 60 expands military attorneys a special victims council. the date you represent about 200 clients in various stages of the investi
running the company, had some outside people and some very fine people at the time. all that changed -- for the first part of the book, but the show, what we meant to the country overall, there's a couple of vignettes i will talk about briefly. there was a book written on something called -- a book about a russian sub that went down in the northwest pacific. the russians didn't know where the hell he was. they looked and looked, couldn't find. u.s. knew exactly where it was. and wanted to recover it because it was a nuclear sub. the codebooks were important, and the technology was important. they decided they would try and recover the so. there was a meeting in my apartment in new york with the general counsel of the cia, his deputy, and a deputy of howard hughes. of course, if they're going to do that they had to build a vessel, a very large vessel with a hole in the center that would stoop this sub out. and yet a think about what if the russians decide what we're doing was looking for that sub and knew what it was. what would happen if they fired on us? where would you bring this s
. reform and opening night has changed the destiny of our country, and this year, hundreds of millions of peasants out of poverty. it is also changed the course of many individuals, including me. now, they had the responsibility of reform has fallen on the shoulders of our generation. we will do our best to make sure that the dividends of reform will reach everyone in our society. so that the elderly will enjoy their old age, and the young will be full of hope, and our country will be full of vitality. [speaking chinese] [speaking chinese] >> translator: i don't have time to talk more about my personal experience, but in my life, through reading, through handling various matters, and through my cultural upbringing, i've learned the following, which is to follow a great way, to put the people first, and to benefit all under heaven. you cannot find these exact words in any classical works. these are things i have learned in my life. i'm convinced that only by being upright in conducting oneself, and only by being fair, in handling affairs, can one benefit, the country and benefit the peo
on the prospects and the changes in the security council? separately on sanctions, the issue at present is not necessarily about new sanctions, but effective enforcement of existing sanctions. given his recent visit, does the foreign secretary agree with me that more must be done to insure that countries fully comply with the existing sanctions to which they have already signed up? third, on the issue of international accountability, the responsibility for the crisis as i made clear primarily rests with the assad regime, and the perpetrators must ultimately be held to account. does the foreign secretary agree that efforts to publish the name of syrian officers ordering the ongoing atrocities are vital as they could serve as a clear signal of spent that they will face -- of intent that they will face justice for their crimes and, of course, that includes the use of chemical weapons. fourth, on the issue of peace talks, the leader of the syrian national coalition, last month reportedly offered to engage in talks on a political settlement without demanding assad's resignation. in his comme
on the last order. >> i wanted to express my appreciation for productive changes both in public and private that i know it's important to you and to support to me and my colleagues as well. i think one of the issues that we are confronting and you encapsulated in your question which had used the words negative coefficient and things like that, an elegant model, even one in abstract is mathematically sound can often run aground on the shores of alaska. there are a number of unique challenges that the state faces that are not adequately captured in the model. there are two solutions. one is to stay with things the way the ivory the others to make the necessary changes to the model either by tweeting triples are putting in better day. as you know i've expressed it before, i stand with you in terms of my willingness to get it right. make sure that we do what we can to provide predictability and adapt to the condition of alaska spent look forward to seeing you in june. >> june, july, august. we will look forward to that. >> thank you. thank you, thank you spent thank you, senator begich. the mos
or their the operational command and control and i'm perfectly comparable. >> you don't think any changes need to be made with regard to that? >> not in regards to the command relationships with the combatant commanders in terms of the forces that are under their operational control. no, ma'am. i do not. >> you think there needs to be any additional legal authority for our soldiers in order for them to train with our partners? >> that's certainly an area that we're taking a look at. right now one of the amendments that present some problems for us is the leahy amendment. as we have to bet the units to make sure that there are no human rights violations, and we are absolute in favor and we understand the value and importance of making sure we could claim human rights. unfortunately, at a time sometimes when those units need of our partnership and our relationship so they understand what right looks like, that the time in which we find ourselves more constrained than ever, if there's a human rights violation, frankly i would offer them more than ever we need to get engaged and make sure that they do what
. in particular, our lgbt stated change project is working in states across the country to support better data collection, better consumer protection, comprehensive and reliable insurance benefits, and a successful implementation of the medicaid expansion. when you look at the affordable care act, you know, those on the right complained that it is a bit of social engineering. and what it really is is trying to ensure that we cover all americans and provide them with good coverage. we should also look at the aca as an opportunity to expand basic rights for the lesbian, gay and transgendered community. all of these reforms have incredible potential to transform our health care system works for people, all people in the united states. but equally important is the fact that as we design a system that serves some of the most marginalized amongst us, we're helping to build a system that is better for all of us. and so as we see this opportunity for social change, i don't we recognize the importance of ensuring that all americans are covered. with that i'm now pleased to introduce our first presented
, not least of which is that goes on everyday accounts program which is what i think change a lot of the dynamic and led to many discussions that have come in with matt 21. something that is important to all of us and all of the people that use our transportation system which is virtually everyone. he's an absolute evangelist for accelerating technology and innovation deployment come and that's something that last year's president was a highlight of this program. and i thought since i don't have an original thought in my head i took is instead we're going to do that again this you. so innovation is critical. so thank you for joining us for your thoughts. peter rogoff, federal transit administrator, peter was appointed the head of fta in '09, and prior to that he served 22 years on the staff of the senate appropriations committee. including 14 years as the democratic staff director for subcommittee. so if there's anybody in the room that knows what it takes to get these things done and do all of the wars, the battles that go on behind the scenes, peter rogoff. having had an active
, change just one thing. truman -- or roosevelt does not dump wallace from the ticket in 44, and then wallace becomes president of the united states at the time that all of this stuff is breaking loose. what would've happened at that point? why don't more people talk about this? >> we have time for one more question. i'm going to use my prerogative and see if i can gauge lead maybe with this question. in the famous letter to my children, the forward to the book, "witness," chambers writes on, quote, on page 16. communism is what happened when in the name of mind, meant -- men freedom social god, a little bit, although below that, there has never been a society or a nation without god, but history is cluttered with the wreckage of nations that became indifferent to god and died. then he says, sums up, the crisis of the western world exist to the degree in which it is indifferent to god but it exists to the degree the western will i choice shared communism, materialist vision. i guess i would like to ask more about whittaker chambers materialism, what, from my three expert pan
is it clear what levels of solar activity would mandate change to retain operation. so it's one thing that the information exists, but the lack of a communication ability to translate that is a significant deficit. for highly uncommon event such as an asteroid flyby, there simply no established mutation mechanism that i believe our flight operations team learned of da 14 when they received a courtesy call from a colleague at the aerospace corporation. last year the commercials of the industry participate in deities shriek for war games. these games are held every other year and they're designed to exercise dvd thinking about the deployment of the terrestrial and space aspects in response to a complex situation. last of those games included as they have several times in the past that dod relies on commercial satellite company, their reliance is considerable and that a crisis is the wrong time to establish clear lines accumulation which a major partners and suppliers. i suspect the same conclusion can be safely applied to the topics we're discussing today. while governments were first t
discusses ways to improve relationships with the veterans and how to best implement any changes recommended. having the liaison attend these meetings helps our veterans. we have increased awareness of the vermont outreach program working for one of our outreach partners under old 24/7 phone service line. calls will often come through these two services and allows us to act upon each situation in a very family manner. our outreach specialist established relationships with our vermont state police as well, who go out with them to make wellness calls to assess a situation with a veteran and call upon professional services as needed. i have established a strong rapport with a local a we have oif program manager. this relationship has helped my team capture returning veterans that may have fallen through the cracks. an example of this would be that i received a call from a mother influence that works for -- her son was struggling with substance abuse in ptsd. she took the chance, she flew to vermont for my team picked them up at the airport, brought him to the veterans administration medical cen
reagan spoke, the people with change in your atheist souls. butter side down, too. and it was terrible commie bread. indeed, ronnie the ray gun himself sought to make mad at obsolete, at least to the united states with his star wars program the that, remember that one? star wars, the ray gun approach. that would destroy the bad guys missiles in the air. dr. seuss might have made a little more about star wars in the book than he did. he noted in passing, remember when the zooks invented -- alas, poor ronnie's toy was never up to the task of catching. noted ronnie ended bomb shelters. but dr. seuss' character still put great faith in them. i confess, had it been a yook, i would not have had much faith in chief yookeroo to go down that hall for the country and right side of butter. be that as it may, humanitarian law which is often talked about in the nuclear weapon case regulates destroying and killing in times when there's recourse for arms. some was a destroying and killing have been forbidden. absolute in some cases conditionally and others. a smart kid and my daughter's class used th
not performing. so we have begun to change the culture. i think we have done a very long way. it's unthinkable we would undertake a major acquisition without a careful review under our direct is procedures of what our requirements are and exposing those requirements to regular oversight to the arb process spend how about the acquisitions that were started before you started? what he doing with a? >> some of them have proven problematic, and all of them we are incorporating into the new process. >> would you submit to the committee the ones that you terminated and the ones that are probably? >> yes. >> thank you. i'm not going to -- my first drink was as an accountant and as an auditor. and i can tell you my expense when i talked to a marine captains and colonels today, they are so thankful that the marine corps is just about to pass an audit. because what it's done is made their job easier and their decision-making easier because they now have visibility on the key parameters which we judge the outcome of a decision, or directed them to make a new decision. are your people ready to use accounting
? if an aspect -- if and asset -- who is owning it? would its change severely endanger financial institutions, those kinds of things. so we are examining this was a great deal of care, and again, i ask what the alternative is. interest rates are low for a good reason, but if, in fact, we come to the conclusion that the cost of these mispricing's are sufficient and then we to take that into account. >> so to this point about inflation many of us have this concern about how you're going to unwind this unprecedented portfolio that you preside over, or how your successor will unwind this, or your successor's successor. and the concern that we have is that you only can see inflation with hindsight, and the question i have to you is, with a record of 1970s where, in 1973, expected inflation was three points 75%. that was the market expectation. the fed said 3.9. the actual 6.2. 1974 expected inflation was expected 6.7%. the fed said eight get the actual inflation was 11. 1979, expected was 8.3. feds have the -- fed said 7.7 fiber action was 11.3%. 1980 expected at 11% to the fed said 7.5. the actio
and the constitution. the issue here isn't the technology. the method does not change the law. the president sworn an oath to uphold the constitution and is bound by the law, whether the -- the law and the constitution applies in the same way. and again that's why think there's been a great deal of confusion about the technology here, when the technology is irrelevant to what the law and the constitution says. and the president is bound by the constitution, bound by the laws, and is sworn to uphold them. >> when you say he would never, you're saying that there are no circumstances. because i thought -- >> again, -- [talking over each other] you can make sort of wild hypothetical but that, they don't change the law. a distorted the case the president, part of his oath, ma to uphold the constitution is want to protect the united states. and in an event like an attack like pearl harbor or an attack like 9/11, obviously the president has the constitutional authority to take action to prevent those kinds of attacks. that has nothing to do with the technology used to prevent those attacks. there is no d
there was a change in regulation in the united states. and i said, it is like a murder charge, trying to explain the severity of the change in the regulatory environment. enormous change. directors of companies felt horrible. so they wanted their own lawyer representing them. what happened is the ceos of companies are being downgraded in the management of an institution. in some cases it may have been good in other cases it was not. and they went abroad operating in 130 countries. no matter how diligent they are. and the management traveled constantly. the reporting was on a real-time basis. i could tell the results and by today's i would know anything wants to know about the company. so in the quarter, we would know how we were doing. so when there was, i think in the year 2000, we have consolidated and insurance company. we had started and we had about a 40% interest. and we've been up to over 50% in that year. i had just come back from an overseas trip trying to catch up with my senior managers in what was happening. and one of them said that we are going to show a little bit of reduction in
on how to improve this across the enterprise. this series of personnel and management changes that i have described today have been made to provide effective security across the complex. we are working to carry out the structural and cultural changes required to secure this at all of our facilities. the mission is held at vital and urgent, and nowhere is that more true than here. the security is a core responsibility of the department in support of the president and defense of the nation. the incident served as an important wake-up call for our entire complex. the department is taking aggressive actions to ensure the reliability across the enterprise and will continue to do so. in that effort, the department looks forward to working with the subcommittee to ensure the security of the nation's nuclear materials and i will be very pleased to answer any questions or you that you may have and members of the committee. >> thank you. did you have an opening statement? >> no, i did not. >> okay, great. thank you. i will start off with the questionings. as the deputy secretary of the department o
to policymakers that could implement changes? >> we should've told you about that. >> i don't know if he would've told me. >> would ms. miller have told you about a? >> it was a 2005 report and i just don't know what happens in terms of the shelf life of these reports. we are responding to the responsibilities that we've got. we have to look at the problem and we obviously have to be fully accountable for it. we must always go back and see what has been done through time. that is why we looked at the report. >> who do you report to on security matters? >> it is the deputy secretary. >> were you aware of this study? >> i became aware of it. i joined them in 2000 and. >> okay, 2010. when you arrived then, how long was it before you became aware of this? >> i knew of it a little bit before then. i did not become aware of the contents for probably the first year that i was their. >> you knew about it by 2011 in the midyear. did you take any action to inform the secretary that you have this cultural problem that needed to be addressed? >> i did not take any actions to inform the secretary. i did ta
is increasing. the aim we share. should north korea wisely make changes, to in fact he the opportunity to take concrete steps to dismantle nuclear program, coming in compliance with international obligations, there is an opportunity for the future of its people to be much brighter. >> thank you. there were increased and escalating threats that north korea would make a pre-emptive attack against the united states. would you comment against that? are you more worried than you were before? >> north korea will achieve nothing by continued threats. these will only further isolate the country and its people and undermine international efforts to promote peace and stability in northeast asia. we have urged the north korean leadership continually to see president obama's call to choose a path of peace and come into compliance with international obligations. that is what they ought to do. thank you all very much. >> good morning, everybody. china is a country of principle. we are fully committed. we are committed firmly to safeguarding international and nuclear proliferation. promoting deneutralization
to vote or change their vote? if not, the ayes are 47, the nays 52. the amendment is not agreed to. mrs. murray: i move to reconsider. the presiding officer: the senator from washington. a senator: lay that on the able to. the presiding officer: without objection. mrs. murray: i ask that you can the following package of amendments, 17 democratic and 13 republican amendments, be considered and agreed to en bloc. shaheen 1149, blumeen that will man chain 316, wyden, 394, baucus number 267, hagan number 269, franken 263, cardin 453, udall 129, franken 47, baucus 581, casey 261, wyden-appellate courtman 618, leaf un4 poo as modified, manchin 499, coats 195, hoeven 319, ayotte 161, kirk number 67 is, murkowski 672, rubio 623, alexander 348, boozman 389, heller 477, hoeven 217, enzi 48, hoeven 655. this is a package that's been agreed to by both managers and i urge senators to accept it. mr. inhofe: reserving the right to object. the presiding officer: is there objection? mr. inhofe: reserving the right to object. the presiding officer: the senator from oklahoma. mr. inhofe: i understand we'r
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